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Jacob Chronicles for Kids: Volume 1, Issue 27





THE VERSE


Proverbs 31:30-31 Charm can fool you, and beauty can trick you. But a woman who respects the Lord should be praised. Give her the reward she has earned. She should be openly praised for what she has done. (ICB Version)




THE STORY


King David was a man after God's own heart. But David was not a perfect man. He sinned just like you and me. He planned the murder of his loyal soldier, Uriah, and he stole his wife, Bathsheba. David married Uriah's wife, Bathsheba, and they had a son. Their son died when he was seven days old because of David's sin.


Bathsheba was innocent before the Lord. But because of King David's sin, she suffered painful loss. God's prophet, Nathan, confronted David about his sin. Once David realized what he had done, he said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord." David comforted Bathsheba his wife. She had another son and called him

Solomon. The Lord loved Solomon. He became king of Israel. His mother, Bathsheba, sat at his right hand.



Bathsheba suffered loss at the hand of another. But that didn't define who she was. God defined who she was. And the Lord restored her worth. Did you know Bathsheba wrote Proverbs 31? Proverbs 31 teaches us what a godly woman looks like. It also teaches wise men like Solomon the worth God places on His daughters. And even though Bathsheba was beautiful, our worth has nothing to do with looks. "Who can find a wife of valor? For her price is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10

Have you ever suffered loss at the hand of another? Maybe it was the actions of a friend, or a boy you liked. And it crushed you inside. You don't have to be the victim of another person's sin. God loves you. You are His daughter. He wants to redeem you, rescue you from the hand that caused you to suffer.


Trust your future to the Father. He has great plans for you. If you don't believe it, look at Bathsheba's story. God brought her from victim to mother of Solomon, the wisest king.


Valor meaning - great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle



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